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Opening of Matthew -- illuminated initial and large historiated inital showing Tree of Jesse. Penwork initial, rubric, marginal note.

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Opening of Matthew -- illuminated initial and large historiated inital showing Tree of Jesse. Penwork initial, rubric, marginal note.
Collection

Bible.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: early 14th century
Place: Italy
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 25
Notes
Ownership: Lord Mostyn collection; his sale (1920) to Quaritch. Obtained for Spencer from the estate of W.M. Voynich, 1931.
Content: De Ricci, 1340. Library dossier (Master's Essay by Bernard McTigue, 1980). Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest.
Content: 58 lines per page, in two columns, ruled in pencil. Mostly gatherings of 12.
Content: Parchment
Content: 92 historiated initials on gold fields introducing each book; illuminated initials occasionally have grotesques or animals.
Content: 100 illuminated initials in gold, blue, pink, green and red. 2-line and larger red, blue (and some black) initials, with opposing color penwork. Names of books and chapter numbers in red and blue. Rubrics.
Content: De Ricci, Guest, and some notes in dossier date this to the late 13th century; McTigue dates it to the last quarter of the 13th century; other notes simply date it to the 13th century.
Content: Main text ends f. 434; notes on f. 434v (in later hand, including index to Psalms etc.). Text of Vulgate, with addition of 3 Esdras from the Old Testament Apocrypha. The Song of Songs is entitled "Vox Ecclesiae ad Christum."
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Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5479e310-c621-012f-1aa5-58d385a7bc34
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Opening of Matthew -- illuminated initial and large historiated inital showing Tree of Jesse.  Penwork initial, rubric, marginal note.